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Different Ways to Stay Productive/Stay on Top of your Classes during Spring Break

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With spring break around the corner, many students may be wondering how best to use their time most productively. While students will of course want to relax and enjoy their well-earned rest, but spring break also provides ample time for students to catch up on missing work, prepare for tests or college admissions, or just…

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Unraveling the Controversy Surrounding Standardized Testing in College Admissions

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The NY Times recently published an article about the growing pushback to the move away from the SAT among colleges. A combination of pandemic-induced logistical issues and research finding widespread income and race-based disparities in test scores has caused many schools to move away from standardized test scores as a major factor in admissions. However,…

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The New Digital SAT: First Impressions and Test Prep Tips

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Big changes are coming to the SAT once again! Several months after announcing that the revamped Digital SAT was on its way, the College Board has released sample questions and four official practice tests. This is NOT simply the current SAT test in digital form, but rather a significant change from the current SAT, so…

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What do I Need to Know if I Want to go Standardized Test-Free?

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Since the pandemic, many schools have reconsidered their requirements for the ACT/SAT tests. There is some indication that this reevaluation goes deeper than COVID and consideration for students that are unable to test or unwilling to test in the format that is available for them. For this reason, it is useful to think about what…

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